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Ranchlands Review

Finding Rhythm Between Life Forms

One of a foal’s earliest, foundational moments is learning the pleasure, comfort, and safety that comes from being in time and and in step with another being — his mother. Fleeting symbiosis, when intention, understanding, and action converge between human and horse, is what we seek when we climb into the saddle.

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Fall Senescence

We are now on the cusp of one of the great transitions to occur each year on the shortgrass prairie: the shift from the growing season to the dormant season, when life becomes subdued by the threat of winter.

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September Reading List: Six Books On Transition

Here in the West, September’s arrival signals many transitions– the transition from afternoon monsoons to high county snow squalls; from dark green aspens to groves of golden foliage; from serene herds of grazing elk to the aggression of the rut. So, in the spirit of this magical time of year, here are six books that build on the theme of transition. Whether describing an author’s physical movement across landscapes or a fictional character’s transition through time, these stories remind us to embrace and respect the ever-changing nature of our lives.

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